Which Indian Batsman Is Now The 2nd In ICC Test Rankings

    The Aussie skipper, Steve Smith hit a magnificent ton in the first game of Ashes and his knock of 141 eased Australia’s victory over England in the very first test of the all-important Ashes.

    This was Smith’s 21st test century which came in just his 57th test match. Owing to this brilliant ton, Steve Smith has extended his lead at the top of the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen.

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    But what is now interesting about the points table is the fact that the next four batsmen are separated by just 11 points. After the Gabba test, Smith gained 5 points and his tally now stands handsomely at 941 points. This is the 5th highest in the history of test cricket.

    Cheteshwar Pujara too has gone up in the points table and he is now at the second spot. Pujara hit a staggering century at Nagpur. His innings of 143 took him to his career-best rating of 888 points.

    He got 22 points and returned to the second spot. Pujara now has a fair chance to go to the number one spot if he continues his form.

    Kohli after 2 consecutive centuries in the ongoing test series has splurged from 817 points to 877 points but he is still at the 5th spot. Ahead of him are Joe Root and Kane Williamson at third and fourth spot respectively. Lokesh Rahul, on the other hand, went down by one spot and because of poor run of form in the present test series, Ajinkya Rahane stumbled by two places in the rankings.

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    ICC Test team rankings

    Rank Team Matches Points Rating
    1 India 36 4493 125
    2 South Africa 34 3767 111
    3 England 43 4497 105
    4 New Zealand 32 3114 97
    5 Australia 34 3294 97
    6 Sri Lanka 39 3658 94
    7 Pakistan 34 2988 88
    8 West Indies 33 2465 75
    9 Bangladesh 23 1651 72
    10 Zimbabwe 13 20 2

    ICC Test batsmen rankings

    Rank Name Team Rating
    1 S.P.D. Smith AUS 941
    2 C.A. Pujara IND 888
    3 J.E. Root ENG 881
    4 K.S. Williamson NZ 880
    5 V. Kohli IND 877
    6 D.A. Warner AUS 826
    7 H.M. Amla SA 795
    8 Azhar Ali PAK 755
    9 K.L. Rahul IND 735
    10 D. Elgar SA 732

    ICC Test bowlers rankings

    Rank Name Team Rating
    1 J.M. Anderson ENG 891
    2 R.A. Jadeja IND 880
    3 K. Rabada SA 876
    4 R. Ashwin IND 849
    5 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 807
    6 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 798
    7 N.M. Lyon AUS 753
    8 D.W. Steyn SA 748
    9 N. Wagner NZ 745
    10 M.A. Starc AUS 744

    ICC Test all-rounders rankings

    Rank Name Team Rating
    1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 438
    2 R.A. Jadeja IND 414
    3 R. Ashwin IND 389
    4 B.A. Stokes ENG 388
    5 Moeen Ali ENG 379
    6 V.D. Philander SA 319
    7 M.A. Starc AUS 305
    8 J.O. Holder WI 233
    9 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 220
    10 S.C.J. Broad ENG 205

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